Drivetrain Specialist (REN) in Kensett, IA at Avangrid

Date Posted: 11/7/2018

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Job Description

Publication date: 07.11.2018
REFERENCE: 5105120401

Company: Avangrid Renewables
Job Title: Plant Technician I Renewables
Department: Wind Operations
Location: Kensett, IA

Business and Department

This position can be held in a home office or at a Wind site (ideally in region 2 or 4)

The selected candidate will be responsible for gearbox health assessments and uptower repairs, primarily
supporting Regions 2 and 4, Scope of responsibilities are as follows:
• Comply with all Avangrid Environmental, Health and Safety programs
• Investigate turbine drivetrain abnormalities. (i.e. vibration, over temp, oil debris, etc. faults)
• Perform advanced troubleshooting techniques on WTG drivetrain systems
• Perform borescope inspection of gearbox and mainshaft bearings
• Complete detailed borescope reports for gearbox and mainshaft assessments completed
• Prepare repair vs replace analysis to determine best course of action for remediation
• Perform drivetrain mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement following all manufacturers'
• Properly follow detailed work instructions step-by-step and implement best practices in any drivetrain
remediation efforts
• Proper use of large hand tools and hydraulic assisted tooling
• Perform gearbox oil system integrity evaluations
• Document drivetrain repair process lessons and implement corrective or improvement measures
• Complete a final, detailed repair report for all up and down-tower drivetrain work completed

During periods of reduced requirements for gearbox work, other responsibilities include:
• Perform WTG preventive maintenance in accordance with AVG Global Maintenance Manuals
• Perform data collection and prepare reports to meet wind plant reporting requirements
• Perform various WTG corrective maintenance, retrofits and design modifications
• Perform various QA/QC functions, compile and submit supporting documents of items found
• Increase professional knowledge of turbine or solar equipment, including safety regulations
• Review AVG work control packages including JSA and tailboards
• Perform duties around low, medium and high voltage electrical equipment (subject to qualifications)

• Become fully qualified to operate multiple WTG platforms

• Gearbox OEM certifications for Authorized Service Providers (ASP)
o i.e. ZF/Hansen/Rexroth, Winergy/Nanjing, etc
• Borescope inspection training for each gearbox model, respectively
• Previous use of large hand tools and hydraulic assisted tooling
• 5 years wind industry experience or specific experience in engine and transmission heavy repair, drivetrains
and/or hydraulic drive systems or similar applicable experience
• Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment. (i.e. voltage testers, amp clamps,
oscilloscopes, megohmmeters, infrared testers, hydraulic torque equipment, alignment and various hand and power
• Advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, email, facility control, management and
reporting systems, including the use of computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools
• Ability to climb towers up to 100 meters on a daily basis to perform maintenance in the nacelle and hub
• Ability to frequently lift items weighing up to 60 pounds and occasionally lift items up to 100 pounds
• Ability to work with electrical wires and differentiate between color coded wires
• Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
• Knowledge of heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and
rigging requirements
• Demonstrated team work, initiative and positive attitude
• Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
• Weight must not exceed 285lbs excluding equipment/gear worn when performing job related tasks
• Ability and willingness to travel to other sites on short notice
• Willing to work overtime on holidays, weekends, and on short notice participating in an on-call schedule
• Ability to work in extremely adverse weather conditions

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in engine and transmission heavy repair, drivetrains, hydraulic drive systems
• Experience in drivetrain vibration or NVH testing and data analysis
• Experience in dynamometer testing
• Experience with crane operations, lift plans and rigging
• Experience in wind and solar plant construction, operation and maintenance; including, specific experience in
wind turbine and solar power converters and inverters.

Travel Requirements:
• 75% of time, mainly in Regions 2 and 4, however, travel to Regions 1, 3 and 5 are likely based on company
gearbox maintenance needs and priorities
• When not traveling for GBX or other maintenance requirements, the location of work will be out of a "home"
site located in Region 2 as agreed to between hiring manager and selected candidate

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, references, drug
screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be

administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may
involve handling of funds, accounts or cash.

Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an
individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

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